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High School Youth Mission Trips give our teens a special opportunity to grow in faith and to live out the social teachings of the church. To "go in peace to live and serve the Lord." Our trips are very successful, as can be evidenced by the tremendous growth and interest over the years. 

Making these trips a reality has almost become a year-round effort. In addition to giving up a week of their summer to participate in the trip itself, the students also donate their time and talent to help with the planning process, volunteer at various Parish functions as a way to say “Thank You” to the Parish for their support, and to participate in fundraising efforts to help defray the costs related to the trips.

Mission trips provide a fun and tremendously rewarding experience for our high school youth and represent an important step in their individual faith journeys. They come to see the face of Christ in each other and those they serve.  It is exciting and reassuring to have so many young people willing to give witness to their faith and to share their time and talents.  

Our 2024 Mission Trip to Logan County, West Virginia was a success! In June, our dedicated group of teens and adult leaders embarked on an unforgettable mission trip, guided by Maureen LeGros, Mike Butscher, Mary Bose, Brad Spiegelhoff, and Pat McPhetridge. Despite the sweltering heat in the 90s and minimal downtime, our team embraced the challenge with unwavering enthusiasm and spirit. Each day began early, filled with hard work, prayer, parish time, and eventually, well-deserved rest. 

Amidst the hard work, we found joy in simple, tech-free activities like squirt gun fights, football, and frisbee tossing. This brought back the essence of childhood fun, fostering a deep sense of camaraderie and fulfillment. Returning home after a week, we were renewed and grateful, with a heightened appreciation for our blessings and a profound awareness of the pervasive poverty in various forms. Thank you to everyone who supported this year's mission trip, making it a resounding success.

Discussions and meetings for the 2025 mission trip are already on the horizon. If you're interested in joining our mission team, please contact Maureen LeGros at We look forward to another incredible journey of faith, service, and fellowship.

Learn more about Mission Trip 2024

Check out a recap of our successful fundraiser event, hosted by Mission Teens & Leaders, who worked to support our upcoming mission trip to West Virginia in June. Thanks to the incredible support of St. Thomas and St. Clare community!